Time-Life Album Discography, Part 25:
The Time-Life History of Rock & Roll Series

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: February 8, 2008

The Time-Life History of Rock'n'Roll was a short series, with only eight volumes to our knowledge. Each volume came with a large (24-page) booklet with extensive liner notes illustrated with color and black-and-white photos of artists, album covers, 45 labels, media ads of the time, sheet music, and other historical things of interest. Each CD label was different, including a label (shown at right) that mimics the label from Laurie Records in the late 1950s.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Time-Life or Warner Bros. Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (all of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2004, 2008 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

R962-01 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2682) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - Rock 'N' Roll Classics: 1957-1959 - Various Artists [1992] Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry (M)/That'll Be The Day - Crickets (M)/Lucille - Little Richard (M)/Poison Ivy - Coasters (M)/Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis (M)/Get A Job - Silhouettes (M)/Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris (M)/Book Of Love - Monotones (M)/Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford (M)/Rumble - Link Wray & Ray Men (M)/La Bamba - Ritchie Valens (M)/Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran (M)/Mona - Bo Diddley (M)/Dizzy Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams (M)/Come Go With Me - Dell-Vikings (M)/Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly (M)/Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers (M)/Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis Show (M)/Whole Lotta Loving - Fats Domino (M)/Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith & Clowns (M)/Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes - Chuck Willis (M)

R962-02 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2688) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - Folk Rock 1964-1967 - Various Artists [1993] Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds (M)/When You Walk In The Room - Searchers (S)/Laugh Laugh - Beau Brummels (S, ends cold)/All I Really Want To Do - Cher (S)/Turn-Down Day - Crykle (S)/I'll Never Find Another You - Seekers (M)/You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Silkie (M)/Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin' Spoonful (S)/Where Were You When I Needed You - Grass Roots (S, 45 version)/Sloop John B - Beach Boys (M)/Catch The Wind - Donovan (M)/Turn Turn Turn - Byrds (M)/Monday Monday - Mamas & Papas (S)/It Ain't Me Babe - Turtles (S)/Laugh At Me - Sonny (M)/It's A Good News Week - Hedgehopper's Anonymous (M)/The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre (S)/Mr. Dieingly Sad - Critters (S)/Elusive Butterfly - Bob Lind (S)/This Precious Time - P.F. Sloan (S)/Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire (S)

R962-03 (BMG Special Products TCD-160) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - Rock `N' Roll Classics 1954-1956 - Various Artists [1993] Good Rockin' Tonight - Elvis Presley (M)/Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (M)/Sh-Boom - Chords (M)/Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (M)/Work With Me Annie - Hank Ballard & Midnighters (M)/Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers (M)/Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry (M)/Speedoo - Cadillacs (M)/Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (M)/Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino (M)/Only You - Platters (M)/Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & Comets (M)/Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee (M)/Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley (M)/Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia (M)/Tweedlee Dee - Lavern Baker (M)/Shake Rattle & Roll - Joe Turner (M)/At My Front Door - El Dorados (M)/Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent (M)/Honky Tonk, Part 2 - Bill Doggett (M)/Oh What A Nite - Dells (M, 1956 version)

R962-04 (Cema Special Markets S21-57950) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - California Pop 1963-1967 - Various Artists [1993] Surf City - Jan & Dean (S)/Surfin' U.S.A. - Beach Boys (S)/Walk Don't Run '64 - Ventures (S)/Hey Little Cobra - Rip Chords (S)/I Live For The Sun - Sunrays (S, fades)/Little Honda - Hondells (S)/I Get Around - Beach Boys (M)/I'm A Fool - Dino, Desi & Billy (S)/What The World Needs Now Is Love - Jackie DeShannon (S)/I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher (M)/California Dreamin' - Mamas & Papas (S)/I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four (S)/Eight Miles High - Byrds (S)/Along Comes Mary - Association (S)/This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis & Playboys (S)/Kicks - Paul Revere & Raiders (M)/Good Vibrations - Beach Boys (M)/Happy Together - Turtles (S)/Let's Live For Today - Grass Roots (S, sweep mix)/Back On The Street Again - Sunshine Company (S)/San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie (S)

R962- 05 (BMG Special Products TCD-161) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - The Teenage Years 1957-1964 - Various Artists [1993] (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley (M)/Dream Lover - Bobby Darin (S)/Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke (M)/Donna - Ritchie Valens (M)/Sheila - Tommy Roe (S, original stereo mix)/Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee (S)/Lollipop - Chordettes (M)/Hey Paula - Paul & Paula (M)/In My Room - Beach Boys (S)/Come Softly To Me - Fleetwoods (M)/My True Love - Jack Scott (M)/Runaround Sue - Dion (S)/Tiger - Fabian (S)/A Teenager's Romance - Ricky Nelson (M)/Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis (S)/True Love Ways - Buddy Holly (S)/I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee (S)/Cathy's Clown - Everly Bros. (S)/Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades (M)/Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & Cavaliers (M)/Angel Baby - Rosie & Originals (M, 2:45 edit)

R962-06 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2687) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - Doo-Wop and the Vocal Group Tradition 1955-1962 - Various Artists [1993] I Wonder Why - Dion & Belmonts (M)/The ABC's Of Love - Frankie Lymon & Teenagers (M)/A Thousand Miles Away - Heartbeats (M)/Could This Be Magic - Dubs (M)/Earth Angel - Penguins (M)/Little Darlin' - Diamonds (M)/Buzz-Buzz-Buzz - Hollywood Flames (M)/Little Star - Elegants (M)/My Prayer - Platters (M)/16 Candles - Crests (M)/In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins (M)/Blue Moon - Marcels (S)/Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler (M)/My True Story - Jive Five (M)/There's A Moon Out Tonight - Capris (M)/I Only Have Eyes For You - Flamingos (S)/The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens (S)/I Love You - Volumes (M)/One Summer Night - Danleers (M)/Deserie - Charts (M)/Ten Commandments Of Love - Harvey & Moonglows (M, 4:01 version with intro)

R962-07 (PolyGram Special Markets) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - The British Invasion 1964-1966 - Various Artists [1993] You Really Got Me - Kinks (M)/Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann (S)/Have I The Right - Honeycombs (M)/Needles And Pins - Searchers (S)/A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon (S)/Go Now - Moody Blues (M)/Hippy Hippy Shake - Swinging Blue Jeans (S)/I'm Telling You Now - Freddie & Dreamers (S)/Little Children - Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas (M)/Girl Don't Come - Sandie Shaw (E)/Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry & Pacemakers (S)/Wild Thing - Troggs (M)/Don't Bring Me Down - Animals (S)/Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame & Blue Flames (M)/She's Not There - Zombies (M, 45 version)/You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield (S)/Bus Stop - Hollies (S)/Sunshine Superman - Donovan (S, unedited LP length)/For Your Love - Yardbirds (M)/Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders (M)/The Crying Game - Dave Berry (S)

R962-08 (Warner Special Products OPCD-2720) - The Time-Life History of Rock 'N' Roll - Sound of the City 1959-1965 - Various Artists [1993] The Loco-Motion - Little Eva (M, with handclaps)/Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka (S, 1962 version)/Easier Said Than Done - Essex (S)/Up On The Roof - Drifters (M, 45 version)/Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) - Cookies (M)/I'm Gonna Be Strong - Gene Pitney (S)/Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles (S)/A Little Bit Of Soap - Jarmels (M)/One Fine Day - Chiffons (M)/Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) - Chuck Jackson (S)/I Love How You Love Me - Paris Sisters (M)/Walk Like A Man - Four Seasons (S)/Leader Of The Pack - Shangri-Las (M)/Tell Him - Exciters (S, 45 version)/Oh No Not My Baby - Maxine Brown (S)/Stand By Me - Ben E. King (S)/Loop De Loop - Johnny Thunder (M)/I Wanna Love Him So Bad - Jelly Beans (M)/A Teenager In Love - Dion & Belmonts (S)/Walk On By - Dionne Warwick (S)/Hey Girl - Freddie Scott (S)

Thanks to Robert Patterson.

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